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Leucothoe fontanesiana

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Leucothoe fontanesiana Highland Doghobble, Fetter Bush, Switch Ivy,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Spreading

Decorative slow growing medium evergreen shrub with horizontal branching and glossy green foliage on arching branches. Bronze foliage tones during Winter. Masses of clustered, tassle-like buds open to white bell-shaped fragrant flowers in Spring. Great for shady areas in the garden or to use for floral work. Grows approx. 1.5m tall x 1.8m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Cut Flower, Erosion Control, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Fragrant Garden, Groundcover, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Ericaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green, Purple
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Low